In pictures: severe floods hit Wales

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Clean-up under way after torrential downpours hit towns and villages

Police and fire crews are continuing to clear up the damage caused by flash floods in a number of areas of Wales over the weekend. On Sunday night authorities carried out a controlled release of water from a derelict quarry near the village of Pennal, near Machynlleth in Powys, while local residents were taken to a nearby leisure centre for safety. In this picture, a man walks through floodwater at Machynlleth.

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Flooding at the Aberystwyth Holiday Park

Some 150 residents and holidaymakers were rescued and evacuated from homes and caravan parks near Aberystwyth after twice as much rain fell in 24 hours as normally falls in the area in the whole of June.

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The scene at Riverside Caravan Park in Llandre, after swollen waters breached the banks of the River Lery

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The A487 into Machynlleth is blocked by the fire service due to safety concerns caused by flood water

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The scene at Riverside Caravan Park in Llandre

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Flooding in the back garden of a house in Llangorwen after a nearby stream burst its banks

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Abandoned vehicles on the A470 in Machynlleth in Powys

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The flooded gardens of residential properties in Machynlleth

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Maurice Jones outside his house in Tal-y-bont, Mid Wales, after floods tore through the area

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The aftermath at the Riverside caravan park near Llandre, Aberystwyth

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A swollen river in Machynlleth in Powys